Friday, May 20

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

First I want to let you know a little bit about where and why this post came to be.  Over the last couple of weeks, I have been deeply inspired, creatively awakened, and encouraged to laugh.  One person that comes to mind, is K Andrew from Getting Cricky.  She is so funny, so real, so down to earth, and so encouraging.  She is just an amazing artist and crafter all wrapped up in a cute little package.  Her laughter is contagious, so I encourage you to watch at least one of her video posts.  She has some great Link Up Love Parties that are a fresh and invigorating way to reach out to other crafters and make new friends along the way.

The idea of the Party is to just share your creations.  No requirements to make a specific item to fit into a challenge.  Once you have shared, you only have to visit the 5 people before and the 5 people after you on the Inlinkz and comment on their creations.  SOUNDS GREAT TO ME.  My guess is that we will be seeing some great creations through these Link Up Parties, because WE ARE OUR WORST CRITICS!  So we probably won't be showing off anything less then PHENOMENAL!!!!

So, my favorite project so far would have to be.....ummm......thinking......being my own worst critic.......I'll be right with you...........ok..............nah.........not that one.............what about this it is......

My very first ever, hand-painted ornament.  I tried this and loved the results.  I love painting, which is my first passion before paper crafting, but not as easy to do with little ones at my feet all the time.  So, I attempted to paint many things in my lifetime, but not an ornament.  I guess there IS a first time for everything.  Now I have a few orders with deadlines for Christmas, shwooo.....but it will be nice to change up my pattern of crafting behavior a little from time to time.  I really like how his beard looks soft and fluffy.

Kristal, thanks so much for these parties, they are a great way for us to brag on ourselves and pat ourselves on the back from time to time!!!!

Thanks for stopping by
and Happy Crafting,!


  1. I love your ornament!!! You have a really neat site too. :) I look forward to being inspired by you! Thanks for sharing! Isn't K. Andrew WONDERFUL? I simply LOVE her! :)

    kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

  2. Your ornament turned out so cute Jessica! Great job! Thanks for sharing. I just became a follower and would love for you to follow me back. Stop by my blog sometime if you get a chance.

  3. I really NEEDED to come over here and see this post! You made my weekend! Thank you SO much!
    I love your ornament,and I agree he is really special; he has a certain quality to him, and I LOVE his fuzzy beard. I'm not surprised you already have orders!!!!

    Thanks for linking up the Love with us at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    Kristal of Getting Cricky!

  4. Awww what a cute santa...I love what you have done.

    I'm new from the link up party...and I'm here to stay I can harly wait to see what your going to make next


  5. Love your orniment! Im s new follower from the linking up love party! Hugs Dina

  6. Hey, I’m here from the Link Up Party and your ornament is great. I am also a new follower. Stop by and visit me when you have some free time.
    Peace & Harmony,

  7. WOW, I love it. You did a wonderful job. I can't paint at all and admire you
    I came over from the Getting Cricky link up party
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM-Coordinator

  8. Wow this is so cute. Your hands must be super steady to be able to paint on that. Kudos.
    Becoming a follower
    Dropped in from K Andrews Link up Party
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  9. Dropped in from K Andrews Link up party. My first comment was not saved somehow. Your creation is lovely. Admire your hands that you are able to paint on such a surface.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
    PS: I am your new follower

  10. Oh my goodness this is soooo beautiful! your site is soo inspiring, keep the amazing projects coming.
    I'm here from the link up love party and I am now your newest follower :)

  11. Love this Ornament. One of my favorite's...Santa. You did a great job said this was your first, how could it get any better. I have tried painting, nothing like this. Dropping by from the Linked Up Love Party at Getting Cricky with K Andrew.

  12. Oh I love your Santa ornament with his fluffy beard! I am a new follower form the LULP, can't wait to see what else I find on your pretty blog.

  13. Very nice Ornament, great painting job. I bet it looked nice on the tree.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  14. Great post and project! I remember when my mom used to paint these :) You did a fabulous job!

  15. stunning ornament and beautifully executed
    Hugs Kate xx

  16. Hello, I'm here from the LULP and your newest follower. Your blog is awesome, I love your background! And that ornament...I would not have the patience very nice job.

    Jessica -
    Stop when you have some time :-)

  17. Wow, Jessica, this ornament is so gorgeous! I can't believe you hand-painted it. If I tried this, Santa would be a stick-figure ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for posting my giveaway. I'm now happily following you, and I just love your blog!! :)

  18. I completely forgot to say how much I loved your son's comment on the mermaid's tail! So cute!! :D

  19. Such a cute ornament! You did a great job painting it.

  20. Your ornament is ADORBALE! Thank you for sharing.
    I am here from the LULP.

    Happy Craftin'!

  21. I hear you on the critic part. I love blogging because it gives me a way to show my work without having to feel like I am showing it to people. Even though many still see it :) I love the ornament and the santa :)

    Getting Cricky DT

  22. Wow! Your ornament is amazing! You have such a talent! TFS :)

    Stopping by from the LULP!



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